Sounds of Kolachi, 10-piece super group creates a sonic highway from Ragas to the Blues. | Photo: Mohammad Ali, White Star

Sanam Marvi, vocal warrior; the next great diviner of South Asia's humanist, folk, and Sufi texts. | Photo: Kohi Marri

Democratoz, hard grooving reggae, rai & rock from cosmopolitan Oran. | Photo courtesy of Democratoz.

Ifrikya Spirit - tranced out diwan sounds from Algiers | Photo: Chenz Banalioued

Msafiri Zawose - Gogo powered by Tanzania's charismatic musical scion | Photo Courtesy of Msafiri Zawose

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara - a renewed taraab reinvigorates Zanzibar's syncretic signature sound | Photo: Werner Graebner

Istijmam - Gritty, intimate theater confronts the destiny of today's Algeria | Photo: Chris Van Goethem

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January 7, 2016
New England Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, will host two ensembles on tour in the U.S. from March through May 2017. Sanam Marvi - Hyderabad, Pakistan 

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